10-09-2015 10-10-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2850B Boston
October 9, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

George I Britannia Standard Silver-gilt Covered Sugar

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 09, 2015 4:00PM


George I Britannia Standard Silver-gilt Covered Sugar, London, 1719-20, Thomas Gladwin, maker, circular, the dome-top lid with a pagoda finial, the bowl with engraved crowned "A" monogram in two rocaille cartouches, decorated throughout with chased floral scrollwork, on a circular foot with beaded rim, ht. 5 3/4 in., approx. 12.6 troy oz.
Estimate $500-700

Lid unmarked. Several dents to bowl rim (where lid sits, not visible to exterior) including one 2 inch long dent, which causes lid to sit poorly. Scattered minor dents to bowl, including some shallow dents and irregularities to monogrammed cartouches (silver surface still strong, does not appear to be monogram removal, see images). Otherwise with only very minor rubbed loss to gilding.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


George I Britannia, London